Purchased a demo version of Rega's P3 -24 from a reputable online dealer with warranty and it includes the Elys cartridge. I feel pretty good about the purchase but as a good catholic, sooo guilty for spending money!
So thanks guys for making my wallet lighter! A new audio adventure begins!
Now let me go look at that vinyl thread!:) Maybe I'll figure out the difference between a tonearm and plinth too ;)